The Wells Fargo Championship’s visit to Wilmington and Eagle Point Golf Club in 2017 is still being talked about on the local level and among the national golf followers.
Brian Harman made an incredible 28-foot birdie putt on the final hole, energizing a sold-out crowd and creating one of the best victory celebrations by a champion on TOUR last year. With his putt, he avoided a playoff with World No.1 Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez.
Moments after winning, Harman said,” I don’t know what happened. I just went crazy. I can’t wait to watch it myself.”
Harman has certainly used that victory to become one of the hot players on TOUR. He would later be a real contender at the U.S. Open and finished T2, followed by a T13 at the PGA Championship. And, this season, he has already accumulated five top-ten finishes in five starts, including a third place at the winner’s only Sentry Tournament of Champions and a T4 at the Sony Open in Hawaii the past two weeks. Currently, he is also one of the top eight players in Ryder Cup points for this year’s matches.
While Harman had success on the golf course in Wilmington, the tournament’s presence in the Cape Fear region was a big deal. Local TV station WECT deemed it the No.1 sports story of the year and the Wilmington Star-News gave it the No.2 slot. Click Here to Read
Charity was also a big winner as the tournament left behind its legacy of helping start The First Tee of Greater Wilmington. TOUR pros assisting in the facilities grand opening during tournament week and charitable funds were donated to the program by Champions for Education on behalf of the Wells Fargo Championship this past summer.